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by Ever Bluer
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!
Replies: 23
Views: 1320

Re: On a happier note: The Good Teachers!

CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Beyruth, apologies, wrong spelling but you know where i mean
Reminds me of an incident in Inspector Morse.

Chief Superintendent Strange is banging on about something that happened "while you were away sunning yourself in Beirut!"

Morse, wearily annoyed, replies: "Bayreuth."
by Ever Bluer
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 3590

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

One CH Lodge (Votum), two Chapters (Royal Arch and Rose Croix) - no idea of the difference between a Lodge and a Chapter, but they used to be listed in the back of The Blue in the 70s with David McLean (Head of the Royal Mathematical School) listed as one of the contacts. Sillett still listed as an...
by Ever Bluer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'
Replies: 28
Views: 1549

Re: Old Blue Rugby 'Blues'

There was a Cambridge rowing Blue in the 50's.I think he also became President. Name began with D I have recalled the name. I think the OB who rowed in the Boat-race and became President of CUBC was Dingle. Any further info? Yes, Rodney Dingle rowed in the 1952 Boat Race. He's commemorated here - b...
by Ever Bluer
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Tom Lawson: the interview
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Tom Lawson: the interview

"Christ's Hospital works as a co-ed school really beautifully, and I believe in co-ed with the zeal of a convert."

CH's former deputy head talks to the Spectator:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/tal ... e-the-sea/
by Ever Bluer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Time flies
Replies: 10
Views: 1227

Re: Time flies

I remember 3 of the 4 staff in LHA when I started and I remember those that joined in the following 2 years. But I can't for the life of me remember who had the flat at the back of the house when I started. The four staff were Dickie Dawe, Chris Nicholson, Pete Webb and P G Williams. The flat was o...
by Ever Bluer
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: 2016 New Year Honours
Replies: 7
Views: 1083

2016 New Year Honours

I see David Norgrove (Thornton B 1959-67), former chair of the Pensions Regulator and current chair of PensionsFirst, the Family Justice Board and the Low Pay Commission, has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours. Congratulations to him.
by Ever Bluer
Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: An early 20th century CH puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: An early 20th century CH puzzle

Francis (“Fred”) Haselhust (no “r”) died at CH before retirement, while he was still teaching and senior housemaster of Th A in the early 1950s. If he was then aged 64, say, it seems unlikely he could have been at CH in 1925. Not sure I quite follow you here, Martin. If Haselhust was aged about 64 ...
by Ever Bluer
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: An early 20th century CH puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: An early 20th century CH puzzle

One possible candidate (three syllables, begins with H) might be Jack Hood-Phillips , who taught at CH for one term (Lent 1925) as a postgraduate student-in-training and set up the CH Scout troop, which suggests a particular involvement with junior boys. Fifty years later he was an Almoner. Another ...
by Ever Bluer
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jerry Duggan "was murdered"
Replies: 21
Views: 6568

Re: Jerry Duggan "was murdered"

Well, the coroner has now "totally rejected" the German verdict of suicide:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... rmany.html
by Ever Bluer
Tue May 19, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Jerry Duggan "was murdered"
Replies: 21
Views: 6568

Re: Jerry Duggan "was murdered"

Jerry's suicide was "a set-up", says expert witness:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-32800508
by Ever Bluer
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: General Election: Old Blue candidates
Replies: 29
Views: 3085

General Election: Old Blue candidates

I see Stephen White (Middleton A 1968-75, Governor) is Liberal Democrat candidate for Bishop Auckland, while John Perry (Lamb A 1961-69) is UKIP candidate for Havant. Do we know of any others?
by Ever Bluer
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Rupert Farquhar-Thomson in last week's Observer
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Rupert Farquhar-Thomson in last week's Observer

This lament over the plight of today's authors focuses on the admired novelist Rupert Thomson (PeB 66-73):

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/m ... uthor-life
by Ever Bluer
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Hello
Replies: 12
Views: 2347

Re: Hello

time please wrote:...a headmaster who could have starred in " Silence of the Lambs".
True. DHN seemed to take a savage delight in ripping children to shreds. He did it to me and I haven't recovered.
by Ever Bluer
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Deaths of Vaughan Holme & Jack Hutton-Potts
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Deaths of Vaughan Holme & Jack Hutton-Potts

Another tragic day for Christ's Hospital... http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10491380.Christ_s_Hospital_pays_tribute_to_teacher_and_former_pupil_who_fell_to_their_deaths_in_Anglesey/ More information here: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10488892.Tributes_pour_in_after_father_of_three_teacher_from_Chri...